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        This summer  2014 we are going to finishing our log home with lots of help…Continue

Started Apr 12, 2013

lefthanded spiral grain???
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 Ok I need a little help,,,,  we are getting ready to build our handcrafted log home ,letting  our logs air dry,,,,,  the logs have been  down for four years.    4 logs have ended up being lefthanded…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by marty glass Jul 4, 2011.

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I am going to be building a handcrafted log home useing 24 " logs that will be down  for 2 years by the time they will be set on the foundation .We are going to be building in the northwest.What I am…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by marty glass Mar 26, 2011.


I am going to be building a handcrafted log home useing 24 inch logs the walls will be 9 to 10 feet tall we are building in the northwest ,washington state  the logs we be down 2 years by the time…Continue

Started Mar 22, 2011


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just a young man 54 years old ,,,,living in the flat lands in washington state and building a log home on glass mountain in the cascade mountain ,,,carpenter by trade and one that loves the outdoors been building the home for a few years now.... Now the log we have on our lot are just what the home needs to finish the shell 24 inch butt ends with 4 inch tapers and 44 feet long wow big logs
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12-24 months

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We have  six windows and 2 doors to cut into are full scribed log home

   I hope  there is someone or some place I can find this detail  that uses a chamfer cut on the outside of the log  that will flush up to  the window buck.  I have  seen pictures of this  but no details to be found. Can any one help me out with this?



Posted on May 22, 2014 at 10:00pm

Who has the best log home building book and why??

 keeping it professional, No cutting down other, handcrafted log home is the kind of home I am going to build   I have Chambers book and Mackie ....Who is more on top of there game??   thanks  marty

Posted on May 12, 2012 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

new logs douglas firs,,,,grand firs,, silver firs

so what i have is 24 douglas firs at an avg.of 24 inch at the butt end

.. this is the first cut ,,,,, this winter we will cut 33 more...but the avg. log will go down if i have to used all doug firs ,,,,,i have 5 grand fir with the but end at 26 inch and 10 silver firs with the butt end being 25 inch avg. IS IT OK TO MIX THE THREE DIFFERENT FIRS TOGETHER FOR MY WALL LOGS ?????

Posted on August 3, 2010 at 12:07am — 3 Comments

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At 9:31am on May 15, 2011, Bob Warren said…



Some do some don't. It depends upon the species, moisture content and final location. It really is a compress to fit and not shrink to fit. If building with green logs it is better than not doing it but there are some things about the system that concerns me. 

At 9:22am on August 2, 2010, Dolly - Es Log Home Restorations said…
Hi Marty, and welcome to the neighborhood. Wow I bet the view out
there is spectacular. Good luck with your building. Dolly

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